August 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

State Rep. Jackson and others fighting 'double dipper' label

State Rep. Thomas Jackson is one of 13 legislators who will be adversely impacted by the state Board of Education's decision last week to prohibit employees of the state's two-year college system from serving in the Legislature. More...

Marengo Commission votes to save 425 jobs at Linden Lumber Company

The Marengo County Commission approved Aug. 24 to begin the process for a bond issue to loan up to $7 million to Linden Lumber Company in Linden. The company is facing a foreclosure sale date of Sept. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Gator 'Air Raid' in Butler

Clarke Prep unveils passing attack in win over PA, players honor Becton with patch

All of the posturing about a football team being a one-dimensional running threat was literally thrown to the side as the Clarke Prep School Gators ran and passed their way past Patrician 35-24 Thursday night in Butler at Hannah- Hessleman Field. More...

CCHS, other area teams get started

The Alabama High School Athletic Association member schools start the 2007 football beginning Thursday night. In this area it starts with a bang on both ends of the county. To the north Thomasville goes to Sweet Water for the ir annual battle. More...

Eagles suffer tough defeat at Cottage Hill in season opener

Jackson Academy ventured to Mobile Friday night to take on AAA Cottage Hill in the season opening game for both squads. More...

Lifestyle

1960 Chevy Impala popular with collectors

Q: Greg, my favorite Chevy of all time is the 1960 Impala sport coupe with the V-8 engine. I think it was probably one of the nicest cars ever produced. What could I expect to pay for one that is in good condition, but not professionally restored? More...

Man killed in accident

An employee was killed Wednesday morning in an accident at Francis Powell Enterprises, a trucking company, on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. More...

County animal shelter debated

Clarke County Commission Chairman Joe Hunt appointed commissioners Patricia DuBose and Elma Averett Tuesday to form a task force on establishing a county animal shelter. More...

Clarke hikes water rates for customers

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to increase the rates for water use for customers of the county water system. More...

Community

Consultant known for 'Adam & Steve' flier killed

A Republican political consultant who had a hand in an infamous "Adam and Steve" flier that agitated a local legislative race has died in an apparent double murder-suicide in Orlando, Fla. More...

Commissioner Bradford urges caution in new county spending

Clarke County Commissioner Paul Bradford expressed concern Tuesday over spending for the next few years. "We are going to have to be extremely careful how we spend money and what we look at over the next 18 months to two years," he said. More...

Coffeeville PD maning safety checkpoints

Coffeeville Police Department will be making special efforts to enforce traffic laws and highway safety through Labor Day, Sept. 3. More...

Editorial

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Katrina anniversary

Wednesday marked the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst storms to ever hit the U.S. mainland. The storm devastated New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the areas still have not recovered. More...

Gonzales gone

One of the worst U.S. attorneys general ever resigned Monday. President Bush was the only person to mourn Alberto Gonzales' departure, another sign that he is out of touch with reality and out of touch with the American people. More...

It could happen here

Editor's Notes

Things like this happen to people you don't know and who live far away, not to people you know or are related to or who live nearby. Let me explain. More...